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NKU Honored by Military Times and Commemorates Veterans Day with Ceremony to Remember Fallen Soldiers

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November 9, 2018– Northern Kentucky University once again is recognized as a top university in the nation for military veterans, according to Military Times 2019 College Ranking.

This is the sixth straight year NKU has been included in the Military Times rankings, and it is the only institution in Greater Cincinnati to make the list. 

“We are honored to have our servicemen and women as part of our campus community. I congratulate our Veterans Resource Station and all faculty and staff who have played a part in recruiting, serving, and retaining these students,” said President Ashish Vaidya.

The rigorous selection process includes a 150-question survey about everything from services and programs, to campus life, as well as data from the Veterans Affairs Department, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of Education. More than 200 institutions were listed in the ranking.

“We remain committed to our student veterans and family members as they continue their education at NKU,” said Ralph Carmichael, Veterans Resource Station coordinator. “As a veteran myself, I understand the importance of having a supportive community surrounding you, and I’m happy to play a role in building that environment here.”

NKU’s Veterans Resource Station will commemorate Veterans Day on Monday with a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony to remember fallen soldiers.

·       WHAT: NKU Veterans Day Ceremony

·       WHEN: Monday, November 12, from 12-12:30 p.m.

·       WHERE: The ceremony will be held at the flag pole behind Nunn Hall, adjacent to the HIC Building.

NKU serves nearly 500 veterans, active family members, National Guardsmen, Reservists and ROTC students. The Veterans Resource Station, established in 2013, provides seamless assistance with applications, financial aid, VA education benefits, advising, registration, career services and more.

The university also received the Military Friendly School Gold Status by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

About Military Times/Rebootcamp: The latest site from Military Times, Rebootcamp is the premiere source for information and entertainment for service members transitioning out of the military, veterans and military families. Rebootcamp and Military Times are published by Sightline Media Group. Sightline is the latest of three company names, starting with Army Times Publishing Co. in 1940. Throughout its history, the company has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the U.S. military, the global defense community, the U.S. federal government, and several special interest, defense-oriented industry sectors.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit